September 2014 Blog Posts (16)

Clinical Psychology and Disability Studies:

This new paper may be of interest. . . 

Purpose: Clinical psychology and disability studies have traditionally occupied very different academic, philosophical and political spaces. However, this paper aims to illustrate the positive consequences and implications of attempts to understand and bridge this disciplinary divide. 

Method: A narrative review format was used with evidence selected pragmatically as opposed to systematically. The construction of the argument determined…


Added by Jill Anderson on September 30, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Journal of Narrative Politics

Journal of Narrative Politics is an interdisciplinary journal rooted in the study of global politics that explores narrative voice in academic research, writing, and pedagogy, and in the diverse expressions of non-academic communities and social formations. Normatively committed to human dignity, fairness, and peace, Journal of Narrative Politics aims to imagine futures free from colonial, racial, gendered, and economic violences. As a result, Journal…


Added by Jill Anderson on September 29, 2014 at 15:54 — No Comments

Self harm: parents' experiences

New module from healthtalkonline. 

In this section you can find out about the experiences of parents and other family members of young people who self-harm by seeing and hearing them share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 39 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as why young people self-harm, discovering that a young person is self-harming, how they helped their young person, living with…


Added by Jill Anderson on September 24, 2014 at 21:31 — No Comments

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation & Connection

Just to alert you all to a book coming out in October by Routledge.

It is based on a series of projects in which mental health service users spoke at length about their production and engagement with visual art. One of the projects was the 'Thou Art' study and film that some of you may be familiar with. The book foregrounds their voice and journeys, and an overview can be seen by clicking the link below.…


Added by Olivia Sagan on September 23, 2014 at 13:50 — 1 Comment

UCLAN One in Four film festival

6-10 October 2014

The One in Four Film Festival 2014 is a week-long free event featuring films which explore the effects of mental ill health upon individuals, communities and families. The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness of and stamp out the stigma associated with mental ill health. The Festival is sponsored by theSchool of Health.

Every evening a film that explores mental health is shown at 7pm, the film is introduced by the person who has nominated the film…


Added by Jill Anderson on September 16, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Psychology and Psychiatry: Bridging the Gap

Special issue of Clinical Psychology Forum. 

Read it in full here.

Added by Jill Anderson on September 14, 2014 at 20:58 — No Comments

A straight-talking introduction to psychiatric diagnosis: new book

Lucy Johnstone asks 'Do you still need your psychiatric diagnosis?' This book will help you to decide. A revolution is underway in mental health. If the authors of the diagnostic manuals are admitting that psychiatric diagnoses are not supported by evidence, then no one should be forced to accept them. If many mental health workers are openly questioning diagnosis and saying we need a different and better system, then service users and carers should be allowed to do so too. This book is…


Added by Jill Anderson on September 13, 2014 at 18:44 — No Comments

Creating Alternatives to the Medical Model

Article written by Tamasin Knight, based on her Winston Churchill Foundation trip to the US last year. 

Read it here.

Added by Jill Anderson on September 13, 2014 at 7:00 — No Comments

Mad Studies Stream web page

Set of web pages, bringing together materials from the historic mad studies stream at the Disability Studies Conference in Lancaster in September 2014.
Visit site:

Added by Jill Anderson on September 12, 2014 at 13:58 — No Comments

Update to MH Online Resource Map

Hi all,

Just letting you know that I have made some updates to the MH Online Resource Map so please use the latest version:




Added by Sharon Rankin on September 12, 2014 at 13:37 — No Comments

The Glasgow Madness Solidarity Network

The Glasgow Madness Solidarity Network: an introduction…


Added by Jill Anderson on September 10, 2014 at 8:34 — No Comments

Prevention of Suicide Training: request for information on what is taught to mental health nurses.

I am running Prevention of Suicide Training in the NHS Trusts.  I am interested in know how the this is taught both from an theoretical and skills perspective within the degree curriculum.  I am particularly interested in how staff in mental health units are prepared to support service users on discharge from hospital. Anything on the development and implementation of safety plans would be of interest.  Contact Fiona Cassells:

Added by Jill Anderson on September 9, 2014 at 8:26 — No Comments

Call for Papers on Mad Studies: Special issue of the Journal Intersectionalities

The special issue Mad Studies: Intersections with Disability Studies, Social Work and ‘Mental Health’aims for an  interdisciplinary – or ‘in/disciplinary’ - collection of articles that will demonstrate the relationship and contribution of Mad Studies to other related fields of study.

Questions that we would in particularly like to explore include, but are not limited to:

  •  How has the project of Mad Studies been taken up both in and outside of Canada in…

Added by Jill Anderson on September 9, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Social Approaches to Voice Hearing: A Lived Experience Perspective

The traditional approach to working with voice hearers focusses upon inabilities and deficits, rather than individuals’ inherent ability to understand and cope with their voices and other experiences. This course is grounded on acceptance of lived experiences of voice hearing. Participants will be taught to employ the Maastricht Interview, an assessment tool developed by Dr Sandra Escher and Professor Marius Romme, which provides a…

Added by Jill Anderson on September 4, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Online Mental Health Resources

Dear Members,

I have put together a list of online resources which you may find useful - I have included MHHE too


Added by Sharon Rankin on September 2, 2014 at 15:04 — 1 Comment

Working for disability equality in higher education - the global perspective: call for proposals

Working for disability equality in Higher Education -the global perspective: July, 20-24, 2015 - Manchester, UK.

Proposals due 10/31/2014.

NADP-UK International Conference 2015

The National Association of Disability Practitioners International Conference –‘Working for disability equality in Higher Education – the global perspective’ will be taking place in Manchester from 20th –…


Added by Jill Anderson on September 1, 2014 at 8:19 — No Comments

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Independent review of the Mental Health Act: A summary of the interim report

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 15, 2018 at 14:57 0 Comments

This useful briefing, on the NHS Confederation website, summarises key points from the interim report for Mental Health Network members.  View the briefing.

The Colour of Madness - new anthology

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 11, 2018 at 19:35 0 Comments

The Colour Of Madness is an anthology led and curated by BAME people which is made up of fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays and art submitted by BAME writers, academics, mental health workers, artists and those still navigating life with mental health problems. It explores the BAME mental health experience in the UK.…


Language, Discourse and Mental Health - new book series

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 4, 2018 at 11:40 0 Comments

This book series is a unique  resource to further knowledge and understanding of mental health from a pluralistically informed linguistic perspective.

Using qualitative and quantitative approaches to language-based analysis,…


Medicating me: personal impressions of psychiatric medication

Posted by Jill Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 15:32 1 Comment

A mental health documentary exploring people's encounters with psychiatric medication. It is not giving advice. It is giving a voice. Beyond chemicals, how does the idea of medication function on our identities and upon our view of ourselves?…


Applied Sociology curriculum launched

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 15:36 0 Comments

At the BSA conference in Newcastle last month, the BSA Sociologists outside Academia (SoA) group launched its model curriculum in applied sociology.  This will now be offered free to UK sociology departments, to use within their undergraduate programmes.  It can be downloaded from the curriculum website.

The curriculum is a key element in SoA’s…


The Rosamund Snow Prize

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 31, 2018 at 10:00 0 Comments

Rosamund Snow (1971-2017) will be remembered by many for her work to champion patients’ involvement in healthcare. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in her teens, Rosamund was later asked to help a consultant at her outpatient clinic investigate its high ‘did not attend’ rate; she explains what she found in this talk, addressing a TED×NHS event in 2016. 
Urging her audience to involve patients in service quality…

Authenticity to Action - call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 16:41 0 Comments

The 6th International Authenticity to Action Conference will take place on 5-6 March 2019 at the Grange Hotel, Grange-over-Sands on the theme of: 'Inspiring partnerships in co-producing  professional education and practice development'.

This exciting two-day conference will celebrate the involvement of patients, service users and carers in Health, Social…


Asylum 25.2 - out now!

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 14:43 0 Comments

The latest issue of Asylum magazine is now out. It opens with an article by @validconsent which underlines the profound challenges involved in the notion of ‘democratic psychiatry’.  How does one provide a safe space for challenging and diverse opinions to be expressed: at a conference; on a psychiatric ward; on social media; or in the pages of amagazine?   Those questions go to the very heart of Asylum’s collective struggle.  They are crucial for those involved…


Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings - free course

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:03 0 Comments

This free course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, looks at the use of mindfulness in counselling and forensic settings. You will start by learning a bit more about the concept of mindfulness and how it can be understood and applied. You will then consider the different ways in which mindfulness can be integrated into therapy sessions, and what the benefits of these might be. After this, you will explore some of the specific ways in which…


Building critical bridges - Call for papers

Posted by Jill Anderson on May 28, 2018 at 20:00 0 Comments

The 3rd Conference of the Critical Suicide Studies Network (a.k.a. CritSui3), will be held in Perth WA at the University of Western Australia from 12-13 December 2018.  This conference, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, builds on prior Critical Suicide Studies conferences in Prague, Czech Republic (2016) and Canterbury, UK (2017), turning the attention to networking, impact and engagement…

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